Wareham Gatemen to host 2021 All Star Game
The Wareham Gatemen will still host the next Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game, but fans will have to wait until the summer of 2021.
The Gatemen are one of ten teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League, which consists of collegiate players from around the country who often move in with host families while they compete in the high-level summer league.
Over the years, many athletes in the Cape Cod Baseball League have gone on to play in Major League Baseball.
The Gatemen were set to host the All Star Game this summer, but the season has been canceled entirely due to safety concerns regarding the coronavirus.
According to Gatemen President Thomas Gay, the next All Star Game is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. on July 24 at Wareham’s Spillane Field, assuming things return to normal, and the league is able to have a season next year.
Gay said that Wareham was likely chosen due to the team’s experience in hosting the event. Gay said that the Gatemen have hosted the game three times in the last decade.
He added that Wareham hosted the league’s All Star Game in 2018 to a crowd of about 7,000 people.
Gay said that the game “showcases the best of the best,” and that about 50 to 80 Major League Baseball talent scouts attend each year.
“It’s a big event, and we’re very happy to be able to host it again,” Gay said.
The NCAA is allowing graduating senior athletes to return for one more season next spring, which Gay said will increase the Cape Cod Baseball League’s talent pool, and “make it that much bigger next year,” if the 2021 season continues as normal.
The Wareham Gatemen were also scheduled to host the Israeli olympic team this summer. Gay said he would like to reschedule that event as well, but that nothing has been verified yet.